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Forest Lakes Trails -Hike to Cameron Lake

Forest Lakes Trails -Hike to Cameron Lake

Don’t you love Facebook events? It’s an opportunity to find trails I would probably never know about. This was the case on a recent frosty Sunday when a couple of  friends and I took advantage of a guided trail along the Forest Lakes Trail system in Ardoise. Forest Lakes is a country club with luxury seasonal and overnight housing rentals and real estate. Out of my price range ? Absolutely. No matter. The trails are open to everyone. I suspect…

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Noshing at the Edible Art Cafe

Noshing at the Edible Art Cafe

Well, before you plan on noshing, you better be sure you can get in.  The place was packed the Saturday my friend and I stopped in to check it out. We did get a couple stools at the counter, but there was a steady influx of people coming and going . What was the fuss? I am still not entirely sure but it’s definitely a popular spot. It’s not like it’s a new place people are checking out either- the…

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Farmers Family Diner -A Restaurant Review

Farmers Family Diner -A Restaurant Review

Farmer’s Family Diner in Aylesford is one of the places, well, you notice the sign but never have time to stop in. Well, this time we did stop in- better than making supper right? What caught our eye on the menu was the “Colossal Club Sandwich” Now, I don’t usually orders sandwiches and stuff like that in a restaurant-why would I, when I can easily make that at home? (Don’t ask me if I do make it at home.) But,…

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Apple Picking Time in the Annapolis Valley

Apple Picking Time in the Annapolis Valley

Now that strawberry picking season is over and blueberries will be finished before you know it-it’s  apple picking time! It’s a favorite time of year for many.And why not?  Enjoying the crisp clear fall air, biting into tart and juicy apple, the feeling of filling the larder for the winter…. In this post, I’m going to give you tips to make the most of this great fall activity, from the correct way to pick to choosing the best apples for…

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Almost All You Need to Know about the Harvest Moon Trail

Almost All You Need to Know about the Harvest Moon Trail

Feature photo compliments of We’re Outside 465 Main St, Wolfville *all rights to all posts belong to Hello Weekend.Please don’t copy without permission. Harvest Moon Trail East to West  The Harvest Moon Trail officially opened last fall, after the section from Grand Pre to Wolfville was complete, and was the culmination of 20 years of sweat equity from volunteers and stakeholders to make it happen. The trail snakes throughout the heart of our beautiful Annapolis Valley  for 110 km, from Grand…

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10 Flower Gardens You Should Visit This Summer

10 Flower Gardens You Should Visit This Summer

Note: I would visit the Rhododendrons as soon as possible at the Kentville Research Station I scoff at the suggestion of having any kind of a green thumb-really I do. But for some strange reason, I feel compelled over the last several years to dig, plant and even-horrors! weed a bit of a flower garden. Why is this so shocking, you ask? I grew up on a farm.Need I really say anymore? But I will say more. My mother worked…

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5 Great Spots to see Apple Blossoms

5 Great Spots to see Apple Blossoms

So, the Apple Blossom festival begins tomorrow and there are lots of events happening all across the valley. But what about the apple  blossoms, you ask. Right. Well that is what it is all about. Unfortunately, it’s always a crap shoot as to whether the blossoms are ahead,behind or in full bloom. As of this writing (May 22) they are behind. But, it won’t be too long before they are out in all their glorious splendor. So, without further ado,…

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Annie, Get Your Gun. Ladies Day @ Annapolis Valley Shooting Sports Club

Annie, Get Your Gun. Ladies Day @ Annapolis Valley Shooting Sports Club

Every year, the Annapolis Valley Shooting Sports Club hosts a Ladies Day sometime during the spring. Checking it out has been on my to-do list for a year or two and this year, it fit in my schedule. Not sure what I expected, but it was pretty basic. Buy tickets at 1.00 each,and go give whatever deadly weapon you fancy a shot. Pun intended. The club informally began in 1958 to meet the needs of skeet and trap enthusiasts and …

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Real Women Fish Smelts Too!

Real Women Fish Smelts Too!

Updated April 2018 Ok, I admit it. I don’t like eating smelts.  Yuck. However, it’s fun to fish for them. They are dip netted and jigged, and one of the best locations is the Gaspereau River by the bridge near Reid’s Meats. By this time  they are just about ready to run. Drive by on the incoming tide and you’ll see the bank lined with eager fisher-folk of all ages.  How to Fish for Smelts Rod-any kind Reel- Any kind but hubby…

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Just Us Coffee Roaster – Restaurant Review

Just Us Coffee Roaster – Restaurant Review

Recently, I met a friend for coffee at Just Us Coffee Cafe in Grand Pre.Just Us is a play on words-a group of good  friends believe that although they were without  substantial  assets they could still make a difference-making sure the brand they were creating stood for social justice. This company ushered in the fair trade coffee business in the Valley in 1995. The head office and roastery is  located in the same building, as well as a small coffee…

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